Westmoore's Cade Evans: Academic Athlete of the Month – Presented by Republic Bank & Trust


National Honor Society member and a key piece to the Westmoore varsity wrestling team, Cade Evans is off to a great start in his senior season. 

Evans started wrestling, like many other wrestlers in Oklahoma, at a very young age. The sport and his efforts over the years have paid off in a big way. 

“I started wrestling in second grade when we moved to Bristow. I played baseball and soccer my whole life until my freshman year, then just stuck to wrestling; it’s what I was most serious about,” said Evans. “This season has been good. I’m 20-4 going into the final month. It’s been fun.” 

The Westmoore Jaguars as a team are ranked No. 18 in tournaments and have amassed big wins over from Florida and Alabama. Evans has enjoyed his final season with a young, but talented team. 

“Just the chemistry, overall. Even though I’m a senior, the team is really young and we all work hard. I’m excited to see what happens with them after I graduate,” said Evans. 

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One area of his game that is always on point are his grades. Evans works hard to insure academically he is always performing his best. 

“Grades are very important. Can’t compete if you can’t do well academically! I always try to make the highest grades I can,” said Evans. 

Schools at the next level have taken notice. Next season, Evans will take his talents to a state school where he will pursue a degree and wrestle collegiately. 

“I’m signed to wrestle at The University of Central Oklahoma after I graduate so I’m planning on spending 4-5 years there wrestling. I want to graduate from with a bachelors degree in Kinesiology. Then, fulfill my goals of becoming a firefighter and a PTA (Physical Therapy Assistant),” said Evans. 

The support he has received at home is a big reason anyone who knows Evans, fully expects him to achieve his goals. Evans said his parents get the credit for getting him to this point in his life. 

“My dad is my coach and he does a good job of being both my dad and my coach. My mom never misses a match and is one of the loudest in the stands; she’s also very patient living in a house with a bunch of wrestlers. They play a big part in the decisions I make and how I go about life, I can’t thank them enough,” said Evans.